So Apple dropped iTunes 7 on Tuesday, offering up a new set of features to enhance the whole user experience gig. Here are some of my favorites:
Download cover art for all music, not just iTunes purchases. Since I ripped most of my music from CD in Apple Lossless, it is nice to automatically get the cover art without resorting to external utilities to find it.
Album view The album view with the cover art on the left and the track information on the right is choice.
Better QuickTime support The new QuickTime engine has better (albeit different) handling of higher sampling frequencies available with the Intel HD Audio renderer. In fact, I had to make some adjustment (including dropping back down to 16-bit) to get this to work. Hopefully they will tweak this and make it so that 88.1 Khz 24-bit playback is once again possible.
There are many extra features that really help out and make it easier to use. This is a solid release, so grab it.
Oh, yeah, it does movies too but I don’t really care until they have a full-screen iPod with a decent size display. Until then, they can have them.